How the germans conformed to adof hitler

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Question… At the end of World War II, who was placed on the list of history’s most hated villains? Adolf Hitler. How did he get on that list? By becoming a dictator of Germany and conducting a mass-killing spree against the Jews. Was Hitler always like this? No. He was born on April 20, 1889 in Braunau, Upper Austria. His father, Alois worked as a customs officer on the border crossing and his mother, Klara, was a housewife. Hitler had a brother Gustav and a sister Ida, but they both died at birth. He also had another brother, Edmund but he died at the age of 6 and another sister, Paula. She outlived Adolf. He did very poor as a school going individual and dropped out before graduation with an ambition to be a writer. His father died when he was only 13, and his mother died of cancer when he was 19. Adolf did absolutely nothing to earn his keep at home or at school. He didn’t work and didn’t keep up with his studies. The only thing that kept his interest was history and politics. After his mother’s death, he unsuccessfully found no one that would take him in for free. So he up and moved to Vienna and within a year he was homeless.
The start of his craziness…
In 1913, Adolf moved to Munich in Southern Germany and within a year of his move World War I broke out. He then volunteered for service in the German Army and was accepted into the 16th Baumann Reserve Infantry Regiment. He was soon promoted to Corporal and decorated with both the Iron Cross First and Second Class (ironically, the one who promoted him was the regimental captain who happened to be a Jew). After returning from a hospital stay in Traunstein, he witnessed a takeover bid by local communists who seized power before being ousted by the Army. He was then asked to testify sort of speak against what he saw. Soon after testifying, he was asked to become part of a local Army Organization, which was responsible for persuading returning soldiers not to turn to communism (a form of socialism that abolishes private ownership; a political theory favoring collectivism in a classless society, or pacifism. In 1919, Hitler gave a speech that attracted over 100 people. A year later he also gave a speech that attracted over 2,000 people. On April 1, 1920, he gave a speech, which brought about the idea of and organization ...

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...right, his age was getting to him too! When you actually sit down and think about the fact of a mass suicide like the one I mentioned in the beginning, just because of one person… It is a bit overwhelming. Now that I have you sitting and thinking about that… Did Hitler

Timko4 really conform his people, or were they just scared that what happened to the Jews would happen to them? Think about it…

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